There are better solutions than incarceration to keep communities safe. Drawing upon 40 years of experience innovating programs for youth and adults with special needs in New York City's courts, CASES has helped thousands of individuals build productive, crime-free lives. Our programs allow judges to offer alternative sanctions that cost significantly less than incarceration and lead to better long-term outcomes for individuals and their communities.

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New York City Unveils Extensive Plan for Behavioral Health Treatment in the Justice System

On Tuesday, December 2, the Mayor Bill de Blasio announced a bold new initiative to direct individuals with mental health and substance abuse needs into treatment instead of incarceration. In doing so, the City aims to reduce recidivism, especially among individuals with mental illness who have committed minor quality-of-life life offenses.

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CASES Opens the Nathaniel Clinic in Harlem

CASES is thrilled to announce the opening of the Nathaniel Mental Health Clinic in Central Harlem. Located at 2090 Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. Boulevard (@125th Street), the Clinic is licensed by the New York State Office of Mental Health (OMH) to provide outpatient mental health treatment.

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CASES Mourns the Death of Activist Eddie Ellis

n July 24, longtime prison reform advocate Edwin "Eddie" Ellis passed away. He was 72 years old. A nationally recognized figure in the fight to reform the criminal justice system, Ellis was the founder of the Centre for NuLeadership on Urban Solutions.
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CASES Now Offering Adolescent Portable Therapy

CASES is very pleased to announce that we now offer Adolescent Portable Therapy (APT) services to youth and their families. APT is a home-based individual and family counseling service for at-risk and justice-involved young people, created 13 years ago by the Vera Institute of Justice.

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Director of Youth Programs to Speak at Mississippi Freedom Summer

Rukia Lumumba, CASES' Director of Youth Programs, will be featured as a panelist for the Criminal Justice Town Hall on June 28, 2014, at Mississippi Freedom Summer's 50th Anniversary commemoration in Jackson, Mississippi.

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At the age of eighteen, Jose was given the opportunity to enter CASES' Court Employment Project (CEP) rather than serve a prison sentence. He is currently enrolled at Borough of Manhattan Community College and is thankful that he got a second chance.

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